The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 marked the acceptance of a new paradigm in addressing human reproduction and health. The conference recognised women’s rights to reproductive and sexual health as being key to women’s health.

Right to autonomy

Of central importance are the rights to autonomy and privacy in making sexual and reproductive decisions, as well as the rights to informed consent and confidentiality in relation to health services.

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Source: This article was posted by the Daily Graphic on 6th February 2016